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15 October

Scottish Government creates Fair Work Convention

Alex Salmond announces formation of stakeholder body to provide leadership on Scottish industrial relations and promote the principles behind fair work, as recommended by the Working Together Review.

15 October, 2014

Government submits evidence to Low Pay Commission for 2015 national minimum wage rate

Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson says that Commission being asked to consider how to ensure apprentices are being paid the right wage and 'how we can increase the real value of the national minimum wage, without having an adverse impact on jobs'.

15 October, 2014

13 October

DWP announces new ‘Fit for Work’ service

Department says that service will start later this year to provide an occupational health assessment and health and work advice to employees, employers and GPs to help people return to or stay in work after an illness.

13 October, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

13 October, 2014

DWP launches £2m competition for retail and hospitality firms to increase staff earnings

Companies invited 'to develop and test ideas to help their low-paid staff to progress in their careers while benefiting their business'.

13 October, 2014

6 October

Employees taking more time off to care for children or older relatives

Guardian reports on survey by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Simplyhealth which found that one in three employers report increase in absenteeism due to employees needing time for caring responsibilities.

06 October, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

06 October, 2014

1 October

Further substantial increases needed to national minimum wage, says TUC

Setting out today's new rates, union says that, whilst it's good that they have risen by more than inflation for first time in six years, minimum wage would be worth at least £7 today had it kept up with rising prices.

01 October, 2014

Turning Point? The minimum wage in 2014 and beyond

New report from the Resolution Foundations that sets out the evolution of the national minimum wage (NMW) since its introduction in April 1999, looks at the rate’s real value over the intervening period and its relationship with median pay, considers the number of people affected by the NMW and the number for whom minimum wages are becoming a semi-permanent feature, and compares a range of scenarios for growth in the NMW over the course of the next parliament.

01 October, 2014

29 September

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

29 September, 2014

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